It’s been a long road for women in the workplace. Throughout history, one can see how they’ve fought to improve inhumane working conditions, low wages and long work hours. Although so many things have changed and improved, there are still issues such as the lack of gender diversity and gender pay gap. There are women being injured at work without receiving the proper compensation and health treatment for that accident. Today, more than 74 million women have joined the civilian labor force according to the U.S Department of Labor. The movement for better work conditions for women needs to move forward, especially considering that there are thousands if not millions of women without health insurance. Many employers refuse to take responsibility for expenses. For that reason, it’s important to understand your rights and know what to do to when injured at work.
Many women who get injured at work end-up not receiving the proper compensation and health treatment for that incident. As an attorney with more than 14 years of experience, I had to help individuals that didn’t have the support of their employers when they needed it the most, this was the case for Sharian who worked for an assisted living facility in Atlanta.
“This job required a lot of walking and that affected my heels, my feet, and my legs. It became a permanent pain and I couldn’t afford health insurance and the job was not offering it or any kind of medical assistant. I wanted to go to the doctor but I couldn’t afford it, that’s when I decided to call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to get help and see what my options were.”
Sharian just wanted fair treatment and she became the perfect example that one must always take action in order to have access to those rights.
In another case, Lucy got the chance to see a doctor. However, she was denied further medical assistance.
“I was in a bus accident, I was a trainer and I was standing when the driver started driving, she ran a red light and in trying to avoid an accident she slammed the brakes causing an accident anyways. With the impact, I flew forward, I was off the ground and I received multiple injuries from this accident. I went to the company’s doctor and he said there was nothing wrong with me. I was really upset with that and I decided to seek help elsewhere.”
Both cases are an example of hostile work environments where women are treated unfairly. Anytime anyone gets injured at work or in a car accident while working, the employer is responsible for the medical expenses.
Another successful case handled was for Wanda. She was an employee at a construction company and came to our office after falling from a truck and hitting her head.
“I was so naive. I thought that the company would help me get better and put me back on track to continue working. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, instead, I found out, six weeks later, that I was terminated. When I found out I was terminated, I decided to take action and I hired Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to defend me. It was the best decision I could have made.”
Here are some of the most common injuries at work for women:
- Slip and falls
- Industrial and commercial vehicle injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Injuries due to industrial or office equipment
If you have suffered from any of these accidents make sure you speak out and demand fair compensation because it is your right. If you don’t seek help, you are risking so much starting with losing your job, paying for high medical expenses out of pocket and not being able to work for a long period of time until you recover completely.
To obtain more information about what to do after an accident or about being injured at work contact our office at (404) 888.8888 or visit our website www.thebaderlawfirm.com.